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LAST UPDATED: 12-23-15

Name: Schnitzel 3621
Age: 8 years
Color: Red
Coat: Smooth
Sex: Male/Neutered
Size: Tweenie – 16 lbs.

When Schnitzel’s former owner accepted a job as a live-in caregiver, she was told that the residence had a permit for 2 dogs, but when she showed up for the job, there were already two dogs living there belonging to her employer, and if she wanted the job, she had to give up her own dogs.   So, here they are, looking for a loving new home.

Schnitzel is crate trained and reliably house trained.  He learned the dog door quickly, and has been using it expertly.  Schnitzel is outgoing and loves to explore the yard and hunt for gophers.  He likes to go for walks and loves going the park.  Schnitzel enjoys playing with other small dogs.

Schnitzel loves give kisses and following his person everywhere. He is both crate trained and doesn’t mind spending time in his crate.  (This is very helpful when traveling.)  However, he prefers to sleep in the big bed at night, under the covers.  He loves to burrow in the blanket.

Name:  Gavin 3564
Age:  8 years
Color:  Black & Tan
Coat:  Longhair
Sex: Male/Neutered
Size:  Standard – 25 lbs.

Name:  Wyatt3563
Age:  8 years
Color: Red Piebald
Coat:  Longhair
Sex: Male/Neutered
Size:  Standard – 18 lbs.

Holy smokes!  If you love the standard longhairs, you are going to fall head-over-heels in love with Wyatt and Gavin.  These handsome littermates, and lifelong companions,  were surrendered to SCDR when their family lost their home and were forced to move back East.  With very heavy hearts, they relinquished them to rescue.

Gavin is a quiet, shy boy at first.  It took several days for him to settle in with all the other fosters and to feel confident enough to eat his dinner.  We have learned that Gavin is a big huggy-bear, who is also loves to cuddle.  He will sit for hours at your feet or next to you on the sofa, just enjoying the attention from you.  He gives you the look of love.
 
Wyatt, what a handsome boy he is, and he has a sweet demeanor to match.  Wyatt is more outgoing than Gavin, and was the first of the two to warm up to his new foster home.  Most of all, he loves to be held and cuddled.  He oozes love and affection.

Both boys love being brushed and love belly rubs.  They are very friendly with all dogs, people and children (over 8 years old) as well.  They were recently exposed to cats, and pretty much ignored them.  These are very laid back doxies.

Name:  Georgia3545
Age:  5 years
Color:  Red
Coat: Smooth
Sex: Spayed/Female
Size: Tweenie – 15 lbs.

Georgia was picked up stray and taken to a small shelter in Central California.  She waited and waited, but her family never came for her.  So, we rescued her and brought her to Southern California to increase her chances for being successfully adopted.

Georgia is crate trained and house trained.  She learned the dog door after just a few minutes watching the other dogs go in and out.  She is friendly and very social.  She gets along great with all the dachshunds in her foster home, especially the boys.  She likes to explore the yard and likes to bask in the sun.  In her new home, Georgia would very much like to have a small doxie companion, preferably male. 

Georgia does not bark excessively.  She lets us know when someone comes to the door, or the usual invaders show up - the gardener, mailman, UPS delivery guy, or the meter reader.  She thinks (as do all dachshunds) that these people are axe murderers. 

Name:  Dodger3651
Age: 7 years
 Color: Red
Coat: Smooth
Sex: Neutered Male
Size: Mini - 12 lbs.

Dodger was adopted as a 1 year old puppy from the O.C. Animal Shelter in January 2009, and went to live with a lovely young couple.  He was the center of their universe.  But as happens with young couples, two children came into the picture along the way, slowly usurping his position and taking up more and more of their time, until there was little left for him.  Dodger has started to act out in an effort to get more attention which they feel he deserves, but they can no longer give him at the level he needs.  They have asked us to find Dodger a home where he can once again be the center of his human’s universe and receive a much love as he can absorb.

Look at those warm eyes and sweet expression.  Dodger just melts your heart.  Always up for some fun, walks, or cuddles, Dodger wants to be loved and adored.  Dodger is crate trained and house trained.  He is dog door savvy.  He enthusiastically loves going for walks and is very well behaved in the car. 

Dodger is very loving and wants to be held and cuddled.  He’d love to sleep in the big bed with his people, but will sleep in a crate or dog bed in the master bedroom if he has to.  He gets along with other dachshunds, but would prefer to be the “only dog” in the home and getting all the attention if his people don’t leave him alone for long hours.  Retirees or folks who work from home would be his preference.  He likes children and would love a family with children over the age of 8 who will play with him.  We don’t know if he likes cats, but we doubt it, because he chases squirrels and birds from the back yard. 

Name:  Bentley3644
Ages:  3 years
Color:  Red
Coat:  Smooth
Sex: Male/Neutered
Size: Mini – 12 lbs.

Bentley’s owner became down on her luck and moved in with a friend until she could get back up on her feet.  When she finally did, she found a small apartment, and moved out, leaving Bentley with her friend to babysit, because her new apartment didn’t allow pets.  After 6 months, the friend could no longer continue to care for Bentley, and his owner did not want him back, so he came to SCDR to find a loving home.

Bentley gets along with other dogs, especially the girls.  We feel he will do best if someone is at home a lot or in a home with a female dachshund for companionship.  He is indifferent to cats. . .  at least, the ones we tested him with at the vet’s office. 

Bentley is a ball-playing fool.  He spends his time outdoors playing fetch with his ball.  As long as you are willing to keep throwing it, he will keep bringing it back.  He’s an excellent watch dog.  He would love to have a child (over 10 years old) to play with him and throw his ball.  He likes to go for walks, and just have a lap to cuddle in.

Name: Toby3633
Age: 4 years
Color: Chocolate & Tan Piebald
Coat: Longhair
Sex: Male/Neutered
Size:  Over-Weight Tweenie - 30 lbs.
(ideal weight should be 16-17 lbs.)

Toby was in shock.  In his mind, he didn’t do anything wrong, never pottied in the house, and showed his mama he loved her in a thousand different ways, but she still could not keep him after she started a child care center in her home.  Toby was fine with the older “after-school” crowd, but he was fearful of the babies and toddlers that made up a majority of the daily clients.  Toby would hide from them under a table and growl if the came near.  He never bit any of them, but it was not going to work out for him either.  Poor Toby spent his first few days in rescue grieving for his mom and not eating very much.  Not eating is most distressing to foster moms.

Toby is a very sweet boy.  He was shy at first, but now gets along with all the other foster dogs in his temporary home.  He is house trained, and knows the dog door.  He walks nicely on the leash, and is happy to ride in the car if he can see out the window.  Toby prefers sleeping on his special cushion and blanket rather than in the big bed with his person.  We assume he was raised that way.  Slowly, Toby is adjusting to a new routine and new people taking care of him.

Name:  Pumpkin 3533
Age:  7 years
Color:  Black & Tan
Coat:  Smooth
Sex: Female/Spayed
Size: Tweenie - 15 lbs.

Pumpkin’s owner died and she was passed around like a hot potato to family and friends until landing at a home where she was left outside most of the time.  As a result of poor diet and neglect, her coat looked like a moth-eaten sweater and she was very itchy.  Finally, someone contacted SCDR, and we opened our hearts and home to Pumpkin.

Pumpkin has a good appetite.  Our vet prescribed Hill’s ZD hypoallergenic diet for Pumpkin.  It is obviously working, because Pumpkin’s coat has filled in and she is in now healthy.  Applicants must be willing and able to continue Pumpkin’s prescription food diet in order to keep her in good condition.  A thorough health exam also revealed that Pumpkin is blind in her left eye.  It’s a congenital defect that does not bother her at all and requires no treatment.

Pumpkin is good with all the other dogs in her foster home.  She is respectful of the resident alpha female as well.  Pumpkin is crate trained, house trained, and is dog-door savvy.  Pumpkin likes to walk on a leash and knows basic commands – come, sit, stay and go potty.  She's friendly with new people and loves to be in any available lap.  We have no idea how she will react to cats.  Pumpkin sleeps in the big bed with her foster mom.  She is a princess, but a very polite one.  She simply finds a comfortable spot and stays put all night.

Name:  Penny  3592
Age:  1.5 years
Color:  Red
Coat:  Smooth
Sex:  Female/Spayed
Size:  Micro-Mini – 8.8 lbs.

Penny was picked up as a stray in Yolo County.  She passed all her temperament tests, but then when a member of the medical team came to get her for her spay, she got scared and snapped.  As a result, rescue was her only way out of the shelter.

Penny was a little fearful when she arrived in rescue, but within two minutes she loved her foster people.  She also enjoys all her canine foster siblings.  She loves, loves, loves to play.  She and a few of the other dogs have been wrestling and partying since she arrived.  Penny has also been great at getting new dogs to get comfortable by insisting they play with her too.

We think that Penny has a dash of chi in her and this is one reason she is so little.  With her pink nose, this tiny girl is adorable.

Penny is into exploring the world.  She wants a home that will let her do this outside the confines of the yard.   She wants those daily walks!

Name:  Mimi3582
Age:  2 years
Color:  Black
Coat:  Smooth
Sex:  Female/Spayed
Size:  Tweenie – 15.4 lbs.

Mimi came to us from the Modesto shelter.  She was dumped by her owners who had only had her for a year or so.  Since they called her Moma, we are guessing they just used her to crank out a couple of back to back litters for them.  She was so freaked out and untouchable at the shelter, they didn’t even try to give her the standard intake vaccinations.

In foster care, Mimi has been a great little dog and very loving.  She is a wee bit shy with strangers, but nothing too serious.  However, if someone she doesn’t totally trust tries to pick her up, she shrieks as if in pain.  We might believe she really was in pain, but she also does this if she even thinks she is going to be picked up.  We don’t know if she is just a “drama queen” or if she has been mistreated in the past.

Mimi has been fine with all the other dogs, and actually she mostly ignores them.  Her real passion is hunting small critters. 

Mimi is a beautiful dog.  She has lovely long ears.  She has a little bit of brindle on the side of her face and neck, otherwise she is all black.  Mimi sleeps quietly in her crate at night although we often have to go get her out of the bushes where she is patrolling.

Name: Rocky  3596
Age: 8 years
Color:  Red
Coat:  Smooth
Sex: Male/Neutered
Size:  Chubby Tweenie – 17 lbs.

Rocky came to us after his elderly owner had to move into a care facility.  We are grateful that the owner’s friends/family were willing to hold onto him until a rescue was found.

Rocky is a friendly dog if given a few moments to warm up to people.  When he first arrived in foster care, he was glued to his new foster mom.  Our guess is his owner was not able to properly care for him for a while and he was starved for affection and attention.  His anxiety soon lessened, and he now is OK being left alone.

Rocky is very good with the other dachshunds, although, he has shown a little bit of possessiveness over favorite toys. His foster home has solved that problem by bringing out the toys only when they are able to supervise.  Due to Rocky’s ability to shred most toys quickly, he got a new heavy duty yellow football that he adores!

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Name: Brownie3616
Age: 6 years
D.O.B.:  11/05/2009
Color: Red
Coat:  Smooth
Sex:  Male/Neutered
Size:  Standard – 25 lbs.

Brownie was a foster dog for a Central California shelter.  Due to unfortunate events, the shelter was shut down, leaving the foster families completely abandoned to network their foster dogs on their own to get them adopted.  Recently, one of the foster families contacted SCDR and asked for our help to find Brownie, a dachshund/Min-Pin mix, a loving home.  They would have loved to keep him, but due to a recent move, Brownie finds himself in a home with three other dogs, two of whom don’t get along with him.  It’s just one-dog-too-many for their little pack, and he’s the odd man out.

Brownie’s legs are taller than the average dachshund and the best part about that is that he would be fine in a home with stairs.  His taller legs ensure there would be little chance of trauma to his back going up and down stairs.  He loves to sleep in the big bed, and cuddle in his person’s lap at every opportunity.  He is a very cuddly boy.

Brownie is sweet, and just a bit shy when meeting new people.  He needs a few minutes to warm up to new folks, but treats and toys go a long way toward winning him over.  His leash skills are well developed, and he loves putting on his harness to go walking or for a ride in the car.  He is a fast learner and training is no problem for him.  He is crate trained, house trained, and uses the doggie door.

Name:  Isabella3618
Age:  4 years
Color:  Red Sable
Coat:  Soft-Coated Wirehair
Sex:  Female/Spayed
Size:  Mini – 10 lbs.

On the morning of October 2, 2015, we received a phone call from a veterinarian in Harbor City, CA, asking us if we could take a 4 year old, mini, female dachshund into our rescue program.  We said yes, and then asked why.  Apparently, she was brought in by some people to be euthanized instead of treating her for mange.  There was no way the vet was going to put a young dog down for something so easily treatable, so he got them to sign a release form, and Isabella was ours.  After transporting her to our vet in La Habra, Isabella received treatment for the mange, and now, one month later, she has been given a clean bill of health and released for adoption.

Despite everything she’s been through, Isabella has remained sweet and affectionate to almost everyone she meets.  Spunky and full of life, this little girl is ready for a real forever home. She is very loving, always wagging her tail and wanting to be near you.  She answers to her name, knows the dog door, and is crate trained, although she definitely prefers to sleep in the big bed with her people.

Isabella is a wonderful cuddler, and wants to be beside you or in your lap if you are sitting down. She loves to play with toys.

Isabella is a soft-coated wirehair.  That means one of her parents was a longhair, the other was a wirehair.  She is basically a longhair, but her fur it is coarser and she also has a dainty little beard like the wires.

Name:  Frieda3632
Age:  3 years
Color: Black & Tan
Coat: Longhair
Sex: Female/Spayed
Size: Mini - 11 lbs.

Why would someone want to euthanize a young doxie?  Was the dog terminally ill?  The answer was a bit shocking.  The dog was guarding her food bowl, hoarding all the toys, and not getting along with the other female dachshund in the home.  For this, they requested the death penalty.  Without hesitation, we agreed to take Frieda into rescue.  The vet office personnel were so grateful that the vet drove Frieda all the way from Ventura to La Habra personally.

Her social skills are sorely lacking, but she has some good points too.  She's got a good appetite, and we think she's at her ideal weight.  She is housetrained, and there have been no accidents.  Frieda likes to walk on a leash and knows basic commands – come, sit, stay and go potty.  She is crate trained and regards her crate as her sanctuary.  She eats her meals in there, plays with her toys in there, and happily goes to her crate for nighttime sleeping. 

Frieda is apprehensive about meeting strangers, but warms up once given a chance to approach and sniff at her own volition. She wants to be a lap dog, but does not want to share her person with another dog.

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Name: Smidgen3595
Age:  about 4 - 5 months
Color:  Black & Tan
Coat:  Smooth
Sex:  Female/Spayed
Size Guesstimate:  Micro mini as an adult

We are not sure of Smidge’s exact age.  If she really was 8 weeks old when we got her, then we have never seen such a tiny, tiny puppy.  Compared to the adult doxies, she looked like a toy, especially since she was the size of a Beanie Baby ®.

Because she was so tiny and delicate, we obsessed over this puppy.  Was she eating? Was she peeing?  Don’t let the other dogs near her!  The list went on and on. . . . .  Then as she got older and sturdier, we began to obsess about Smidge’s socialization.  Puppies should be with littermates.  They learn valuable lessons on how to behave with other dogs.  So to fix this problem, we went looking for puppies and rescued two chiweenie puppies.  (We want adult Smidgen to be the best dog ever!)

Name:  Godiva3562
Age: 7 years
Color: Chocolate & Tan
Coat: Smooth
Sex: Female/Spayed
Size: Mini – 9 lbs.

After 7 years of devotion to her family, and who knows how many litters of puppies, Godiva’s owners decided they were tired of her, so they gave her away after her last litter (born in August) was placed.  The lady that took her in had chickens in her yard, and Godiva could not resist chasing and even killing a couple of them.  So the lady turned her in to the Fresno Humane Society to find another home.  When the volunteer from Fresno Humane contacted us, she asked if we would take a “chicken killer”, which of course we said, “Yes!”  We would be careful not to place Godiva in a home with barnyard animals to tempt her prey-drive.

Godiva is adorable.  We can’t imagine why anyone wouldn’t want this sweet little girl!  She’s well-behaved, docile, a little shy when meeting new people, but getting more and more outgoing every day.  Godiva is learning to walk nicely on a leash and enjoys going for a ride in the car.  She’d be a great RV dog, hardly taking up any space at all.

Godiva gets along great with other small dogs, male and female. She’s crate trained, house trained, and she learned how to use the dog door.  She enjoys cuddling in your lap and sleeps in her crate at night snuggling under the covers.  She doesn’t have any naughty habits.  Godiva is so sweet and will look at you with her big brown eyes hoping to find a way to please you.

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Name:  Jaxon 3636
Age:  3 years
D.O.B.:  6/05/2012
Color:  Red
Coat:  Smooth
Sex:  Male/Neutered
Size:  Standard – 21 lbs.

Isn’t Jaxon super handsome? His pictures do not do him justice.  He has those short doxie legs and big brown “Cleopatra” eyes.  (Dark eyeliner around the eyes.)  His ears are long and luxurious.  Jaxon is house trained, loves long walks, but needs some leash training not to pull.  He is very good in the car, and wants to ride shotgun in someone’s lap so he can see out the window.  

Jaxon gets along fine with larger sized dogs, small dogs not so much.  His strong prey-drive rules out cats in his home.  Jaxon is a bit nervous when meeting new people and he has not been exposed to very many children.

Jaxon has been taught not to go up/down stairs, and not to jump onto the sofa or bed.  He waits to be picked up and placed on the furniture.  He knows “sit” and “give paw” for a treat.  He sleeps in the big bed with his person at night.  Jaxon can be left at home for short periods of time alone without getting into mischief.  He even likes playing in the snow!

Name:  Winnie3557
Age:  6 years
Color:  Black& Tan Double Dapple
Coat:  Longhair
Sex:  Female/Spayed
Size:  Chubby Tweenie -  17 lbs.

Winnie was the devoted companion of a lady with early-onset Alzheimer’s.  When the situation required moving the lady to a 24-hour care facility, Winnie tried living with family members, but unfortunately there was a 2 year toddler in the residence, and Winnie was fearful of him.  The best thing was for Winnie to come to our rescue group to find a new, loving home with no babies or toddlers.

We will agree with everyone.  Winnie is drop-dead gorgeous. Her half-blue right eye is quite unusual and beautiful.  And she is as sweet as she is attractive.  Winnie is neither blind nor deaf, a small miracle in the world of double-dapples.  Winnie loves to play with toys, especially stuffed animals with squeakers.  She will entertain herself for hours.

Winnie enjoys going for rides in the car if she has a car seat or a lap to sit in.  And she really enjoys being brushed.

Name:  Kona3613
Age:  7 Years
D.O.B.:  08/04/2008
Color:  English Cream
Coat:  Longhair
Sex:  Male/Neutered
Size:  Standard – 21 lbs.

Name:  Kahlua3614
Age:  7 Years
D.O.B.:  06/27/2008
Color:  Chocolate & Tan
Coat:  Longhair
Sex:  Female/Spayed
Size:  Standard – 17 lbs.

Kona and Kahlua are losing their home through no fault of their own. Families evolve over time, and when an adult child moves back home, it can be a very difficult adjustment for everyone.  Suffice to say, Kona and Kahlua would be happier in another home.

Kona and Kahlua have been together since they were 4 and 6 months old.  They are tightly bonded.  Each of them has their own wonderful personality.  Kahlua is a sweet and sassy little girl.  She likes to have the last word.  She is so loveable, and loves to have her belly rubbed.  She wants to be by your side as much as possible.  Kona is all of that and more.  Kona is very intuitive, sweet and loyal.  He can pick up on your feelings and emotions and acts accordingly.

They enjoy walks through the neighborhood, smelling and sniffing as they encounter so many new sights.  Both are playful with each other, as well as with toys.  Kona likes to hoard his toys under his blanket in his dog, so he can find them when he wants to play with them. They sleep peacefully in their dog-bed at night, curling up side by side until morning. They would love to sleep in the big bed with their people.  

Kona and Kahlua love to be couch potatoes and will cuddle and snuggle with you as long as you sit there watching television or reading.  Put a dog bed under your computer table, and they will keep your feet warm while you work.  They just want to be wherever you are.

Name: Mary Jane 3586
Age:  11 months
Color:  Chocolate
Coat:  Smooth
Sex:  Female/Spayed
Size:  Mini -8 lbs

As you may have guessed by the pictures, Mary Jane is not a dachshund.  This sweet young Chihuahua found herself on the euthanasia list, because she had a tooth hitting her palate, plus she was scared to death in the shelter.   A video of her playing with a shelter volunteer brought lots of plea’s to save her.  Somehow in all the chaos, we agreed to be the sponsoring rescue if a foster home could be found.  Imagine our surprise a week later when we found that a wonderful foster had stepped up, but that we were the only rescue willing to sponsor her.  (We thought an all breed rescue would come forward if they didn’t have to find the foster).

Mary Jane has been nothing but friendly and charming in her foster home.  (She was growly at the shelter.)  She is living with two children ages 8 and 12 and very much likes them both.  She has two young small dog companions that she enjoys playing and wrestling with.  She is a puppy, so of course she loves her toys.

Name:  Robin3588
Age:  2.5 years
Color:  Red
Coat:  Smooth
Sex:  Male/Neutered
Size:  Tweenie – 14 lbs.

Robin was found as a stray.  Weeks and weeks of looking found no owner, so he made his way to rescue.

Robin is a delightful dachshund.  He is friendly although not effusively so with strangers.  He was fine with the other dogs and enjoyed joining in the doggie games.

Robin is a very beautiful boy.  Lovely big head and fat paws attached to stubby legs.  This dog is a looker!

We don’t think he had much exposure to the world.   He was the canine equivalent of a new computer that needs to have some software loaded.  He was eagerly looking forward to getting lots of exposure and outings in his new forever home.

Name:  Falco3477
Age:  10 years
DOB:  7/15/2005
Color:  Red
Coat:  Smooth
Sex:  Male/Neutered
Size:  Standard - 18 lbs.

If you love the seniors, you are going to fall head-over-heels in love with Falco.

Falco originally came from a breeder in Mexico.  After 10 years, his owner decided he no longer had time for him, so he made his way to rescue.  Poor Falco – he was in terrible shape when we got him.  He couldn’t stop trembling, his teeth were a mess, and all of the skin on his belly (as well as some on his hind legs and tail) was black and scaly.

Fast forward a few months and Falco blossomed into an incredibly sweet older gentleman.  After a dental, and a few months of a grain-free diet with a healthy dose of fish oil, his skin made a remarkable recovery.  He still has a few patches on his legs and tail, but his underside looks normal again.  The fur on his neck feels delightfully soft, and he seems happier and more comfortable every day.

Falco is very friendly and gets along fine with other dogs, though he’d likely prefer a home with more people than dogs, as he always wants to be close to someone.  We imagine he’d love to sleep in the big bed, but he does just fine in a crate.  He’s not a burrower, the way many doxies are.  He always sleeps on top of blankets, but sometimes buries just the tip of his nose.

He adores walks.  Though he’s a senior, he’s got a real spring in his step.  He’s a very patient guy - even after being bitten pretty seriously by the alpha male in his foster home, he bounced along like nothing had happened - no grudges held.  He doesn’t really understand what toys are, but he appreciates a good scratch now and then.  His housetraining was stellar from the get-go.  He often paws at the door when he needs to go out. 

Name: Hendrix 3581
Age:  3 years
Color:  Black & Tan Piebald
Coat:  Longhair
Sex: Male/Neutered
Weight:  Mini - 12. 5 lbs.

Hendrix had the good fortune to end up in an excellent shelter.  However, he was so scared, he didn’t realize it.  He was so untouchable, the rescue coordinator called us and asked if we would take him.

Although a young dog, he was not in good condition.  The poor boy was so greasy/filthy it was hard to want to even pat his head.  He was covered in fleas and a foxtail had ruptured his ear membrane.

Weeks later, he is became a beautiful, happy dog.  In foster care, he has always been fine with his caregivers and he is also slowly learning to trust new people (bribing him with high value treats has helped a great deal.)  He is also really starting to enjoy playing with the other dogs.  He and Remy, another dog in his foster home, will wrestle for hours.

You can see he is a beautiful dog.  He has the partially blue eyes often found in Piebalds and dapples and the cutest brown freckles on his legs.

Name:  Waffles2971
Age:  19 months
Color:  Cream
Coat:  Short & Fluffy
Sex:  Male/Neutered
Size:  MIni – 10 lbs.

We rescued Waffles, a doxie/corgi mix, from a Los Angeles high-kill shelter when he was just 12 weeks old.  He was born with Glaucoma, a degenerative eye disease, that slowly over a period of one year, cost him his sight and eventually his eyes altogether.  We tried for over a year to save his eyes with oral meds and special eye drops, but nothing stopped the progression of the disease.  Until finally, realizing that he had been blind for some time and in constant pain, our vet felt that removing the eyes was the best option.  

Waffles has spent most of his young life in a rescue foster home.  He has been well socialized both with other dogs and with people.  He loves children.  He is house trained, crate trained, and as long as no one moves the furniture around, he can navigate as well as any sighted dog.  He uses his nose and ears which have become super-sensitized in the absence of vision.
Waffles is an absolute love.  He loves to be picked up and cuddled.  He loves to be in any available lap.  At a recent visit to an elementary school, he charmed the teacher and the students.  He’d make a wonderful therapy dog.  

Waffles would not mind sharing a home with another dachshund, female is preferred.  He would also be okay as an “only dog” if his people were not away for long hours every day.  He loves to play with toys and can hold his own in a game of “wrestle-mania”.  Waffles is fine with visiting grandchildren over 5 years old and he has shown no interest in cats (he can’t see cats anyway).  He would prefer to live with someone who is home most of the time.  He loves going on adventures, meeting new people, and enjoying interesting smells wherever he goes.

Name: Peanut3606
Age: 7 years
Color: Red Dapple
Coat: Smooth
Sex: Female/Spayed
Size: Mini – 13 lbs.

Peanut should not be in rescue, but circumstances beyond her control put her here.  For over 7 years she was a loyal, loving, family dachshund.  Then a drunken neighbor-lady trespassed into her yard and Peanut tried barking at her to make her leave, but when the lady continued to approach, Peanut felt compelled to protect her family – she bit the lady.  The rest was a nightmare both for Peanut and her family.  Animal Control came to the house and put Peanut under house-arrest for 10 days.  Then the family felt that for Peanut’s safety, she needed to go live somewhere else.  They were afraid of retaliation from the neighbor.  

Peanut loves to give kisses and cuddle in any available lap.  She likes to sleep under the covers in the big bed, and enjoys lots of petting and belly rubs.  We have not seen any behavior that would indicate she was anything other than a sweet doxie girl.  Shy when first meeting someone, and if given time to sniff and size the person up, Peanut likes everyone.

Peanut is house trained and crate trained (although she really does not like to be in a crate alone).  She walks well on a leash and loves car rides.  
Peanut is a little diva, a princess if you will.  She can be a bit snippy with other dogs on rare occasions, and for this reason we are looking for a mature family, home for her.  Children over 8 years old would be fine as long as they are respectful of dogs.  She gets along with the other dachshunds in her foster home, but would be perfectly content to be someone’s “one and only” if they were home a lot with her.  We don’t know how Peanut feels about cats.

Name:  Willie3615
Age: 4 mo.
D.O.B.:   6/15/2015
Color:  Red
Coat: Smooth
Sex: Male/Neutered
Size: Mini – 10 lbs.

We really don’t know Willie’s back story.  We received a call from the rescue coordinator at Ramona Humane Society that an owner had surrendered a very young dachshund that day, and would we be interested in taking him into rescue so he could avoid getting sick in a crowded shelter environment.  Well, how could we say no?  Our foster mom, Sylvia, was at the Ramona Shelter to pick up a couple of foster dogs for another group, so it was no inconvenience to rescue this little fellow.  He was available immediately, and Sylvia scooped him up in a “New York Minute”.  Willie didn’t know it yet, but it was his lucky day.

Willie’s coloring is a wonderful shade of cinnamon and his fur is soft as velvet.  He has beautiful dark brown “Cleopatra eyes”.  Willie’s social skills could use some work, but he is still a wonderful puppy, affectionate, mischievous, curious, and silly.  The other dogs in his foster home are helping him learn proper dog-etiquette.  Willie is slightly taller than the average dachshund, so a home with stairs would be OK.  He appears to be safe around cats.  Basically, he ignores them.

Name:  Emma3519
Age:  4 months (born mid-May)
Color:  Red
Coat:  Smooth
Sex:  Female/Spayed
Size:  Mini - Currently 4.5 lbs.  

Name:  Olivia3520
Age:  4 months (born mid-May)
Color:  Red Sable
Coat:  Smooth
Sex:  Female/Spayed
Size:  Mini - Currently 4.35 lbs.

We named these two darlings the most popular girl’s names of 2015 in the hopes it will help them get the best of new homes.   Their mother is a red dachshund.  Dad is a tiny black Chihuahua. {sigh}  We are still trying to get their mom into rescue or at least spayed.  

Emma and Olivia came into rescue, because we were looking for a young puppy to act as a littermate to a solo puppy we had (it’s important for puppies to have littermates to learn appropriate canine-to-canine interaction).
 
These two are typical puppies.  They play hard and they sleep hard.  They are getting lots and lots of dog socialization.  Emma is a tiny bit bigger and is a bit more contemplative than her sister.  Olivia is always the first to check something out, earning the nickname Dora the Explorer.

Name: Drizzy 3338
Age: 3 years
Color:  Black & Tan
Coat:  Smooth
Sex:  Male/Neutered
Weight:  Small Tweenie - 13 lbs.

Look at this adorable monkey face!!!  Drizzy was dumped at the shelter by his previous owners and he was terrified in the shelter environment.  When the shelter called and asked if we could take him, how could we possibly have said no?

Drizzy is clearly a mix of some kind.  Probably some doxie and some min pin and who knows what else.  The end result is is one of a kind adorable.

Name:  Bennett 3583
Age:  1 year
D.O.B.:  Sept. 2014
Color:   Dapple
Coat:  Longhair
Sex:  Male/Neutered
Size:  Mini - 11 lbs.

Tiny Bennett came to us as part of a group rescue.  He’s been shyly friendly with people since he arrived.  He’s been a little more cautious with all the other dogs, but it didn’t take him long to join in the romping and playing.

He wants to go to the ocean and on hikes in the hills.  Dining on the patio of cute restaurants and hanging out in coffee shops also appeals to him.

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Name: Freyja 3584
Age:  2 years
Color:  Black & Tan
Coat:  Smooth
Sex:  Female/Spayed
Size:  Tweenie - 14 lbs.

Freyja came to us, because her owner was downsizing to prepare for a move.
Freyja has a bit of something besides dachshund.  She is a very nice dog.  So nice that she is now tied for the “easiest dog in her foster home” award.

Freyja is good with people although if you raise your voice, she suspects the worst is going to happen.  She loves getting affection and is always hoping for some lap time.

Freyja has a calm, reserved personality.  For a while, she ignored the other dogs in her foster home, but slowly started to feel comfortable enough to gently play with them.

 

Name:  Clyde3552
Age: 16 mo.
D.O.B.:   4/18/2014
Color:  Red
Coat: Smooth
Sex: Male/Neutered
Size: Mini – 10 lbs.

We really don’t know Clyde’s back story.  We rescued him totally by luck and by being in the right place at the right time.  Our foster mom, Sylvia, was at the Ramona Shelter to pick up a couple of foster dogs for another group when she spotted Clyde who had just been relinquished by his owner.  He was available immediately, and Sylvia scooped him up in a “New York Minute”.  Clyde didn’t know it yet, but it was his lucky day.

Clyde’s coloring is a wonderful shade of red and his fur is soft as velvet.  He has beautiful Hazel eyes.  Clyde is a wonderful puppy, friendly, affectionate, mischievous, curious, and silly.  The other dogs in his foster home are helping him learn proper dog-etiquette.  Clyde is slightly taller than the average dachshund, so a home with stairs would be OK.  He appears to be safe around cats.  Basically, he ignores them.  

Clyde still needs someone to take him outside every couple of hours and stay out there with him to praise him for a good potty.  He will not truly “get it” until he’s had some consistent training.  Clyde sleeps through the night in a little dog bed.  He is crate trained, but is already begging to sleep in the big bed under the covers with his person.  He loves to be held and cuddled.  He gives amazing kisses. . . . ahhhhh, puppy-breath, heavenly.

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Name:  Woody3448
Ages:  2 years
Color:  Red Sable
Coat:  Smooth
Sex: Male/Neutered
Size: Small Standard – 17 lbs.

We rescued Woody from a shelter in Fresno, California.  They contacted us because Woody was extremely stressed out and fearful in the shelter environment, and they thought it made him unadoptable.  We strongly disagreed, and made arrangements to have Woody transported from Fresno to Southern California, and we are delighted that we were able to save him.  Outside of the shelter, Woody is a completely different dog.  His temporary foster mom praised him for good behavior and using the dog door.

Woody gets along with other dogs, especially the girls.  We feel he will do best if someone is at home a lot or in a home with a female dachshund for companionship.  He is definitely not safe around cats or other small animals.  He spends a lot of time outdoors and enjoys chasing whatever critters come into the yard.  He’s an excellent watch dog.  He would love to have a child (over 10 years old) to play with him and throw a ball or toy.  He likes to go for walks, and just have a lap to cuddle in.

Woody is crate trained and is receiving a refresher course in house training.  Woody would prefer to sleep in the big bed with his people instead of his crate.  He is cautious when meeting new people, but he warms up quickly, especially if the visitor offers him treats.

Name: Sydney3457
Age: 10 years
D.O.B.:  6/30/2005
Color: Red
Coat: Smooth
Sex: Female/Spayed
Size: Mini – 11.5 lbs.

When someone adopts a doxie from SCDR, we offer a guarantee that the dog will have a real home for life, either with the people adopting the dog or with SCDR.  It is our promise to the dog.  Sydney is another example of how the guarantee works.  Sydney was adopted from SCDR back in April of 2013.  She was a spritely 7-year-old.  But now, 3 years later, her family has split up, and neither one can continue to give Sydney a home.  We did not hesitate to take Sydney back under our protection.  Sydney is very confused as to where her family is and why she is back with SCDR and not in her own home anymore.
 
Sydney is an affectionate mini doxie.  She needs a quiet home with someone who can take her for leisurely walks, and has a grassy yard for her to enjoy exploring.  She is house trained, and with some encouragement, Sydney can learn to use a dog door.  Currently, she goes in and out the sliding glass patio door on her own.  She rarely barks.  Her greatest pleasure seems to be napping in that patch of sunshine on the living room carpet or on a little rug in the sun on the patio.  Sydney is an easy dog.

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Name: Kloe  3482
Age: 4 years
Color: Red Brindle
Coat:  Smooth
Sex: Female/Spayed
Size: Tweenie – 13 lbs.

In 2013, Kloe ended up abandoned in a gated-community apartment complex, but the people who found the frightened and hungry “chiweenie” put up signs and advertised on the internet trying to find her people.  We suspect her family moved out and left her behind to fend for herself.  After a while, the people who found her realized no one was going to claim her, and they contacted SCDR for help finding Kloe a permanent home.  Kloe was subsequently adopted, but now due to a family member’s serious personal health issues, her family was no longer able to take care of Kloe.  She has returned to SCDR to find another loving home.

Kloe was very shy when she first arrived at her new foster home.  The other doxies were warm and friendly to her, and she started to relax.  She will take a few minutes to adjust to her new home and a new routine.  We can tell she has been loved and very well fed by her former family.  Her coat is thick and her tail is lush.  We love holding and petting her.  She loves being cuddled.

Kloe is crate trained, reliably house trained, and knows how to use a dog door.  She has been through a lot, and despite everything, she is a loving little girl.  She is cautious around new people, but does not react in a negative way (no biting or growling).  She is not a barker, but she does need a very secure yard.  She can jump a 3 foot high baby-gate.  Property fences need to be at least 5 feet tall.

Kloe would be a great dog for a family with older gentle children or for recent retirees who want the consummate “lap dog”.  Kloe walks well on a leash and is very good in the car.  Kloe is safe with cats!  She had a cat-friend in her former home, and they enjoyed sleeping together in the big bed at night, and sharing the sofa during the day. 
 

Name:  Mario  3540
Age:  2 years
Color: Black & Tan Dapple
Coat:  Smooth
Sex: Male/Neutered
Size:  Micro Mini – 8 lbs.

We found Mario and his younger brother in an ad on Craig’s List.  We normally don’t troll for dachshunds on that webpage, but an SCDR volunteer spotted them, alerted us, and agreed to rescue them for us with the full knowledge and consent of the people looking to re-home their dogs.  The boys were not getting sufficient individual attention in their former home, and food started to become a trigger for fighting.  We have solved this problem by first getting them neutered, which took testosterone out of the equation, and then feeding them separately so neither one felt compelled to protect his bowl.  

Mario is a very happy dog.  He is not shy or reserved in any way.  His tail never stops wagging.  You can tell he came from a home where he was loved.  He is being crate trained, and he is receiving a remedial course in house training.  He needs a home with people willing to continue to reinforce his good potty habits and good behavior with crate training, praise and treats.  A dog-door with access to a yard would be a good thing to have for this boy.  
Mario needs a home where he has another small dog for play and companionship, preferably female.  We don’t know why, but he does not like to be left alone for more than a couple of hours.  He needs someone who works part time or from home.  If you’ve never had a dachshund before, Mario is a great starter-dog, but only if you are home a lot and can work with him.  

Mario gets along great with other dachshunds, and would really benefit by having a doxie sister.  He loves to play with toys, chase a ball, and play wrestle-mania with his fellow foster dogs.  He would do best in a home with children over 10 years old.  He especially would like to be able to sleep in the big bed with his chosen person.  We do not know if he is cat-safe, but most cats are a lot bigger than Mario, and he is certainly young enough to learn to be nice to the kitties.  He loves going for walks.  He is very good on car rides.  

Name: Nana  3479
Age:  5 yrs
Color:   Red Dapple
Coat:  Smooth
Sex: Female/Spayed
Size:  Mini - 9.2 lbs

Tiny, little Nana came from a back yard breeder.  He was unable to sell Nana as she had a HUGE hernia, so we happily scooped her up.  (Her hernia was the size of a large gumball and she’s a tiny dog!)  

Nana is a fun little girl.  She wants to be next to you all the time as she loves people.  We think she might be OK with respectful children.  She would like another dog in the home.  (Need a pair?  We think Pooky is her son and they are good buddies.)  She does not want to be left alone all day.